Trident Microsystems Inc., a leading provider of set-top box and TV semiconductor solutions, today issued a joint statement with ARM, the processor IP provider for Trident set-top box chipsets, announced the shipment of the 100 Millionth set-top box (STB) chipset to OEM customers for use in satellite, cable and IPTV applications.

“Trident has been partnering with leaders such as ARM to develop all the building blocks that customers need for the next generation connected set-top boxes,” Mark Samuel, general manager for Trident’s set-top box business, stated in the press release. “Our goal is to drive the next generation of features on the TV and set-top box and the shipment of our 100 millionth chip validates our success in the industry.”

Trident and ARM have worked together to bring all the key Web 2.0 and broadcast elements on a set-top box (STB) platform that allows consumers to seamlessly view TV programming, run Internet-connected applications and browse Web sites. The STB platform also allows developers and operators to target their content package offering and services to maximize advertising revenue.

“ARM and Trident are defining the compelling features and user interfaces that consumers around the world will have on their set-top box platforms,” Jim Wallace, director for the Home Segment at ARM stated. “In addition, with Trident’s leading position in DTV chipsets, we believe its Set Top Box SoC, based on ARM’s Cortex-A family, will be a key driver in the connected home of the future where all devices work seamlessly together.”

Trident also announced it will demonstrate the latest innovations on the ARM-based STB SoC platform in a private customer suite in the Wynn Hotel during the International CES show in Las Vegas.

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